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Indian Polity


WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all

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FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

Salient Features of Preamble

  • The Preamble to the Constitution sets out the philosophy on which the political system rests or in other words, it clearly establishes the main objectives on which the Indian constitutional structure was crafted.

  • The Objective Resolution', proposed by Pandit Nehru and passed by the Constituent Assembly, ultimately became the Preamble to the Constitution of India.

  • As the Supreme Court has observed, the Preamble is a key to unravel the minds of the makers of the Constitution.

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